Emergency Planning for Campus Executives (G367)

Course Description
Tragedies and catastrophic incidents have taken place at colleges and universities in the past. These incidents, ranging from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the suicide bomber at the University of Oklahoma and incidents involving homemade explosives at other institutions have been reviewed and captured in various after-action and lessons-learned reports. Findings and recommendations from these reports point to two major needs for institutions of higher learning: the concept of operations should be based on an all-hazards approach and the incident management of response mechanisms should transfer easily from one incident to another.

Together with its State, local, and private-sector partners, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) determined that an effective step toward meeting these identified needs is to develop all-hazard exercise-based training courses. The courses should highlight the importance of comprehensive planning as well as the important relationships that need to be established during a response to an emergency involving institution of higher education.

This 2-hour overview of emergency planning serves as a briefing for executives of institutions of higher education. It provides them with insights into multi-hazard emergency planning and their role in protecting lives, property, and operations. The course consists of seven modules which can be delivered independently so that executives can tailor it to fit their schedules and needs.

  • Emergency Management: What Is It? Why Do It?
  • Executive-level Support
  • Developing Your Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Evaluating Your EOP
  • Responding Using Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Engaging Your Campus

Course Goal
Provide executives of institutions of higher education (IHEs) with insights into multi-hazard emergency planning and their role in protecting lives, property, and operations.


Course Length
2-hour seminar

Target Audience
Presidents, vice presidents, provosts, chancellors, deans and other leadership positions at institutions of higher education.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Location to download materials
The G367 Emergency Planning for Campus Executives training materials are available for free download to use as needed on college campuses from: http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/emergencyPlanning.asp

EMI/State of Colorado Point of Contact
For more information, contact the EMI course manager, Barbara Nelson at (301) 447-1247, 1-800-238-3358 (ext.1247), or email Barbara.nelson@dhs.gov.  NOTE:  Colorado attendees should also ensure they send their completed General Admission Application (i.e., the 119-25-1 Form) to robyn.knappe@state.co.us or fax them to (720) 852-6617